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F6000 FIREHAWK
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  Watch and follow these video instructions. Pause the video on the parts and tools screens to find out what you will need to collect. Post a picture on our Facebook Page, or send a picture using the form on … Read More

Phone Car
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A Taiwanese artist spent four months building a life-size car made out of 25,000 mobile phones. Lin Shih-Pao has spent £19,450 and four years travelling the world, collecting thousands of old and discarded mobile phones for the sculpture. His aim is … Read More

Thunderbirds Are Go!
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Join the Tracy brothers each month for FAB Thunderbird fun and be sure to check out our Junkcraft makes. Build launch pads, vehicles and cool gadgets. Buy your copy of TAG magazine at supermarkets and newsagents.    TB2 Launch Ramp   … Read More

Star Racers
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    Tech Nick shows you how to build a whole team of speedy space racers. Watch his video then check out the race rules – and download your FREE stickers and game cards. Click here for a step-by-step guide to the instructions shown in … Read More

Landfill Harmonic
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These kids in Paraguay are part of the Landfill harmonic orchestra. They are a musical youth group of that lives next to one of South America’s largest landfills. And what is most amazing is that their instruments are made entirely out … Read More

Junk Bots
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David Lipson takes trash and turns it into cool retro style robots. All of them are made with objects like old radio parts from rubbish dumps, recycle shops, and pretty much anywhere. He drills, sands, twists, and even hammers the pieces into … Read More

Hubcraft
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Take a look at what Ptolemy Elrington makes from discarded car hubcaps. This brilliant artist from Brighton sees animals in everyday objects – usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish. The self-styled hubcap artist first became fascinated with … Read More

Light Bulb Moment
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Recycling a single plastic bottle can save enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours. So I got to thinking. . . how long and how brightly might a single plastic bottle fire the imagination when … Read More

Junk Power
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In the African country of Milawi,  teenager William Kamkwamba transformed his village by building an electric windmill out of junk.  One day he picked up a tattered textbook and saw a picture of a windmill. “I was very interested when … Read More


 

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